A few months ago we proposed a wrapper generator, we are now at a point where
we can present our idea as a working prototype.

The wrapper generator is not specific for Galaxy, in principle any target can
be used, but since Galaxy is our most prominent use case at the moment, we
already implemented templates to generate the Galaxy wrappers.
By using this approach, we are also able to quickly respond to changes in the
Galaxy wrapper system.

>From the about page:
LUMC Interface Generator was developed at the Department of Human Genetics,
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Its aim is to facilitate developers in
creating user-friendly interfaces for a command line tool.

In the agile development environment of bioinformatics, many command line tools
are created quickly to fill in gaps between complex information processes. A
command line interface (CLI) is sometimes sufficient for the task, but it
limits adoption by a broader audience. As such, it's often necessary for the
developer to create a CLI wrapper that provides a more user friendly interface.
LUMC Interface Generator was developed to systematize and expedite this very
time consuming process. 

You can try the prototype at:

Please note that this service is in beta release and for testing purposes ONLY.
It will be moved to a different location in the future.

We would appreciate any feedback, negative or positive.

With kind regards,
Zuotian Tatum, Jeroen F. J. Laros.

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 01:41:47PM +0200, J. F. J. Laros wrote:
> Dear,
> I need to add a number of tools to my local Galaxy installation, but the size
> of the wrappers I've seen keep me from writing one.
> Are there wrapper generators to make this task easier? If not, I might want
> to make one. A possible implementation I'm considering is to first make a
> (WSDL) description of any command line tool (using soaplab2 for example) and
> by making a general wrapper builder that takes WSDL as input.
> Does something similar already exist and if not, does this idea sound okay?
> With kind regards,
> Jeroen.
> -- 
> Jeroen F. J. Laros -

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